As eclectic as they are sharp, but ensuring the survival of sectors of excellence, crafts finally deserve the attention of public authorities. Two ministries, Bercy and Culture, have come together to give a future to a weakened sector, with a major three-year plan. In September, Rima Abdul Malak had already drawn up avenues for reform, from the Moselle industrial site of Meisenthal, dedicated to the manufacture and promotion of glass. It felt that the success of crafts could and should be duplicated. Since then, dozens of hours of consultation have led to a general observation in mixed tone for these crafts. With an average age of 55, glass craftsmen, gilders, bow makers, calligraphers, embroiderers and many others struggle to transmit their gesture, if not their business, where they often work alone. Tensions over recruitment are high, parents and educators advising young people not to dive into manual work...
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